Official World Golf Ranking

The Official World Golf Ranking is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers (although there is no rule prohibiting women from being ranked). It was introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six major professional tours, five of which are charter members of the International Federation of PGA Tours:

  • PGA Tour
  • European Tour
  • Asian Tour (not a charter member of the Federation)
  • PGA Tour of Australasia
  • Japan Golf Tour
  • Sunshine Tour

Points are also awarded for high finishes on six other tours:

  • Canadian Tour, which became a full member of the Federation in 2009
  • OneAsia Tour, not a member of the Federation, but a joint venture between two charter members and two other tours that became full members in 2009
  • Tour, the official developmental tour for the PGA Tour
  • Challenge Tour, the official developmental tour for the European Tour
  • Korean Tour, from 2011
  • PGA Tour Latinoamérica, from 2012

Read more about Official World Golf Ranking:  History, Importance of The Rankings, Current Rankings, Discussion Caused By The "number One" Ranking, Breakdown By Nationality, World Money List

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